Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study

Marx on Gender and the Family: A Critical Study

by Heather Brown
     
 

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This, the first book-length study devoted exclusively to Marx’s perspectives on gender and the family, offers a fresh look at this topic in light of twenty-first century concerns. Although Marx’s writings sometimes exhibit sexism his work often transcends these phrases. Brown studies his writings on gender, as well as his 1879-1882 notebooks on

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This, the first book-length study devoted exclusively to Marx’s perspectives on gender and the family, offers a fresh look at this topic in light of twenty-first century concerns. Although Marx’s writings sometimes exhibit sexism his work often transcends these phrases. Brown studies his writings on gender, as well as his 1879-1882 notebooks on precapitalist societies and gender.

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"This short, comprehensive handbook will no doubt provide the basis for a new wave of feminist engagement with Marxism and is a clarion call for all those who regard themselves as Marxists to re-evaluate their ideological conceptions.
Heather Brown allows us all to read Marx with new eyes."
Barry Healy, Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal's vision

"[T]he importance of this work goes beyond merely filling an unusual academic gap but is symbolic of a dual turn, in feminist theory of a return to the possibilities of Marx, and in socialist theory of the need to struggle against all forms of oppression, including gender."
Jenny Morrison, Communiqué, published by the International Socialist Group, 13th December, 2012

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608462780
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
Historical Materialism Book Series , #39
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
1,167,160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Heather A. Brown, Ph.D. (2009), Purdue University, is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Westfield State University. Her research interests are in modern and contemporary political thought especially involving the intersections of gender, race and class.

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